Interview with Performer, Sheridan Newman

Sheriden became a principal dancer in 2011 with Asian Comtemporary dance company Maya Dance Theatre in 2011. Since then she has performed extensively in both local and overseas productions. Now Sheridan is teaching ballet and comtemporary dance at LASALLE College of the Arts and Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, as well as performing and choreographing for dance projects in locally and internationally. Sheriden is also embarking on a new dance initiative, along with fellow performer, Sufri Juwahir, called Soul Signature.

“Junnosuke Tada artistic idea for the work sounds very interesting to me, about exploring the body in movement and repetition, but without making it so “dancey” (whatever that means!)”

 – Sheridan Newman, Performer, RE/PLAY Dance Edit

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Interview with Performer, Sufri Juwahir

Sufri began dancing hip-hop at 17 years old. Since then he has won numerous dance competition and expanded his dance vocabulary to include ballet and contemporary dance. More recently, Sufri has ventured into a new dance initiative – Soul Signature, with fellow RE/PLAY Dance Edit performer Sheridan.

“I am always finding new ways of expressing myself through performance and pushing my physical and conceptual ideas of dance”.

– Sufri Juwahir, Performer, RE/PLAY Dance Edit

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Interview with Performer, Jaenny Chandra

Jaenny Chandra has been trained in a variety of dance genres – from ballet, hip-hop, jazz, street jazz, to burlesque and many more.  Marrying her love of dance and fitness together, Jaenny is a certified fitness instructor. She has led a record-breaking number of people in KpopX – a dance fitness workout incorporating Korean pop music and dance moves, at Resorts World Sentosa.

“I quit a stable and well-paying job to pursue my passion in dance and fitness. It’s not an easy decision and a challenging journey but I simply love what I do on a daily basis now”.

– Jaenny Chandra, Performer, RE/PLAY Dance Edit

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Interview with Performer, Elizabeth Loh

Elizabeth is no stranger to being on stage. Trained under two youth theatre programmes, she’s performed both in school shows and production by various theatre company. She sees RE/PLAY as an opportunity to merge together her love of dance and theatre.

“Let your mind be free of doubt and just move”.

– Elizabeth Loh, Performer, RE/PLAY Dance Edit

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Explore the Asian physicality

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RE/PLAY Dance Edit was featured in Here Now city guide – a guide that helps you discover whats happening right now in the city.

RE/PLAY Dance Edit was first premiered by Junnosuke Tada’s theatre company, Tokyo Deathlock, in Tokyo in 2011. Tada’s idea is to see this scenario with Japanese and Southeast Asian physicality – the Asian physicality – in the upcoming creation in Singapore with TheatreWorks. Each dancer will make their own performance based on their own “dance/not dance” and “movement/choreography”. Creating a space where the dancers as well as the audience will be able to rethink, investigate, and develop their perspective on dance.

For those of you lucky enough to be able to read Japanese, here is the Japanese version of the article! Check it out more to learn about TheatreWorks’ upcoming production!